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5 back-to-school beauty must haves

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
5 back-to-school beauty must haves

With school back in session, it means all those long and hardworking days are back as well. Throughout the day, whether it is running back and forth between your classes, stressing over exams or just trying to withstand the hot summer heat, that makeup you applied in the A.M. is slowly coming off as the […]

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Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tips for staying active and healthy this semester

“I will wake up and go to the gym every morning before my classes,” I told myself before the fall semester began. Over the summer I made it a priority to eat healthily and follow an exercise regimen that had me feeling strong and energized. Going to the gym each morning before class sounded like […]

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Humans of UNC Charlotte

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Humans of UNC Charlotte

“I learned to play the guitar when I was a freshman in high school. I listened to Green Day and Incubus, and it inspired me to start playing myself. Playing feels natural to me, and I can express myself while I do it. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, […]

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Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lifestyle App Review: Yummly

If you love cooking and/or trying new foods as much as I do, you definitely need to download the app Yummly! Yummly is a free app and website that generates a list of recipe suggestions based on the individual user’s personalized dietary preferences. Users will be shown recipes that cater to their diets by simply […]

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Tailgating the 49er way

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tailgating the 49er way

  College football is almost back, and the first Charlotte 49ers home game of 2015 is a few weeks away. But what do fans love just as much – if not more – than cheering our team to victory? Tailgating, of course! Whether it’s your first or 49th time, here is a Charlotte approved checklist […]

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Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Go abroad, and leave Charlotte now

School is back in session in grand ole Niner Nation. Now, I’m going to give you a very serious piece of advice: Leave Charlotte ASAP! You might be puzzled because this is one of the best cities/colleges to be at. Sure, the Queen City is an absolute gem of a place to live and study, […]

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Hidden gems in the UNC Charlotte course catalog

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hidden gems in the UNC Charlotte course catalog

As the semester approaches, most students won’t need reminding that courses are right around the corner. Registration – if not completed already – won’t be getting any easier with time and ought to be prioritized. At this point in the game, you’re best off if you’ve already signed up for your fall 2015 courses, or […]

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Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ditch the fast-food for these off-campus eats unique to the university area

Macado’s – 1 minute (0.1 miles) Kicking off our list of recommendations is a great eatery right down the road from campus, literally. Macado’s offers a low price, lengthy menu certain to please any hungry student on a budget. They make killer hot/cold sandwiches and have a noteworthy list of food and drink specials; for […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

I have another confession to make – before doing this review, I wasn’t exactly sure what a snickerdoodle was. It sounds like some kind of german candy bar that I probably had once or twice as a kid, but the drink said caramel so surely it couldn’t be bad, right? A quick search showed me […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Apple Jacks Frappuccino

Going through all the items on Starbucks’ secret menu, I’ve realized that they seem to have a frap for every single cereal under the sun on there. I’m not a big cereal eater anymore, or breakfast at all really, but today I decided to venture back to a childhood favorite of mine with the Apple […]

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BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston

“The Winter Witch” by Paula Brackston is a new adult low-fantasy novel published on Jan. 29, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. When I decided to pick this novel up, several things went through my mind. Beautiful cover, first off. But really, it had been a while since I read a real fantasy story and I […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

| August 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Shirley Temple

Ever gone to Starbucks looking to buy a cocktail? No? Well that’s probably why you’ve never thought about ordering this! Among the many iced teas and and berry refreshers that Starbucks has been selling, you can also get them to make a “mocktail” version of the classic Shirley Temple. I headed upstairs to the local Starbucks […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Cookie Dough Frappuccino

In celebration of the first sub-ninety degree day we’ve had this month, I decided to round the week off with Starbucks’ interpretation of an ice cream favorite, cookie dough. “The Cookie Dough Frappuccino” is something I’ve been interested in trying for a while now. I actually heard of it before I ever saw it on […]

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BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant is a generational immigrant story set throughout most of the twentieth century. It was published by Scribner on Dec. 9, 2014. I may have said this some time before, but I am an absolute sucker for beautiful book covers and boy did this one nail it on the head! […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Horchata Frappuccino

Hello and welcome back to another week of testing out all of the hidden treasures in Starbucks’ secret menu. This week I decided to go pick up something called the “Horchata Frappuccino.” From a quick look-up on Google, Horchata means (in Spain and Latin American countries) “a milky drink made from ground almonds, tiger nuts […]

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BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

| July 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
BYOB: “Paper Towns” by John Green

“Paper Towns” is John Green’s third novel. It was published on Oct. 16, 2008 by Dutton Books. By now, you’ve probably heard of John Green from somewhere – his novels, movies, activism, charities and dozen or so youtube channels, most famously Vlogbrothers. He’s getting to be a big deal right now, ever since the immense […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Vanilla Apple Spice (Hot)

When I woke up today, it was cloudy. By the time I got to work, it was windy . I stood by the back door window, alone, watching the rain, and I pondered to myself: “Starbucks, how will you enlighten me today?” So I headed on over and had my two usual baristas make up […]

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BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

| July 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
BYOB: “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Slaughterhouse Five” is a satirical-wartime novel written by Kurt Vonnegut. It was published in 1969. I have never been a big reader of classical novels. Something about the diction, often slow pace and outdated character archetypes has always put me off from them. I remember the first time I was really asked to read one by a […]

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Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Swamp Monster

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Swamp Monster

A strong name. Mysterious. Disgusting… or beautiful? These are the questions we are setting out to answer with this week’s article in the secret menu series. The swamp monster is aptly named due to it’s green and brown conglomeration of colors with that golden caramel and chocolate cookie crumble topping. It is a drink built […]

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Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Cake

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Cake

This season calls for many festivities and gatherings, from backyard barbeques to summer picnics. For those that are stumped on what to bring to your next meet up, here is a simple and easy cake recipe that requires few ingredients and less than an hour of your time. Yellow Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream […]

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